English 1, Section 11011, Tu&Th 8:00-9:20, Room 701

General Info Syllabus
First Visit If this is your first time here, follow the link.
The Students

Week 1 Assignments Beginning Tuesday, 1/20/2009;
Monday is MLK holiday.
Ring Around the Collar Neil Postman's article on advertisements
Week 2 Assignments Beginning Monday 1/26/2009
Week 3 Assignments Beginning Monday, 2/2/2009; Last day to add classes, Sunday, 2/8
Erik Erikson's eight stages
Compact Eight Stages Hopefully easier to read
Week 4 Assignments Beginning Monday, 2/9/2009; Last day to drop w/o "W", Fri. 2/15. Campus closed for Presidents' Day holiday, 2/13 to 2/16;
Paper Grading Rubric
Week 5 Assignments Beginning Tuesday, 2/17/2009
Week 6 Assignments Beginning Monday, 2/23/2009
I and Me, My Oh Me Presidents can be much criticized, even for grammar
Fowler's Modern English Usage on I and Me
Conjunctions
Week 7 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/2/1009
Family Paper MLA Citations
Week 8 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/9/2009
Map of Human Migration
Impact of Whites on Native Americans From Josephy, Alvin M. Jr. "The Indian Heritage of America." New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. 278-285.
African-American Timeline Link to PBS site
Finding the North Star Using the little and big dippers to find the north star
Frederick Douglass Timeline Douglass, Frederick. "Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass." New York: Barnes and Nobles Classics, 2005. VIII-XI.
Week 9 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/16/2009
Week 10 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/23/2009; Last day to drop with "W", Sunday. 3/29
Week 11 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/30/2009
Staples on Franklin By Brent Staples in the NY Times
John Hope Franklin In NY Times this weekend
Franklin on Fresh Air
Week 12 Assignments Beginning Monday, 4/6/2009
Spring Break Spring Recess -- No school. from Monday 4/11 to 4/17
Week 13 Assignments Beginning Monday, 4/20/2009
Barack Obama biography
Leavenworth, Kansas Birthplace of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham
Kogelo, Kenya Birthplace of Obama's father
Sukarno & Indonesia
RSVP+U Ethics
Roger Scruton on Morality
Week 14 Assignments Beginning Monday, 4/27/2009
Week 15 Assignments Beginning Monday, 5/4/2009
The Talent Code A summer reading suggestion that addresses slow focus as a way to grow talent. Available at Amazon.com.
NY Times article by David Brooks On The Talent Code and Talent Is Overrated
MLA References Updated Includes all readings
Week 16 Assignments & Finals Begin Beginning Monday, 5/11/2009; Finals begin on Friday, 5/15; Final exam schedule.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 116
Week 17 Finals & Semester Ends Beginning Monday, 5/18/2009; Finals end on Friday, 5/22
Chinua Achebe Extra Credit